In the memory and recognition of the Canadian Indian residential school system, on September 30 and every day, the Carleton University Students’ Association acknowledges the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Otherwise known as Orange Shirt Day, this day recognizes the part played by residential schools in Canada’s history and paves the way for a future in which healing and reconciliation are a part of our country’s future.
With that in sight, CUSA re-opened the Mawandoseg Centre in 2021, a service centre dedicated to advancing and perpetuating reconciliation at Carleton University. The Mawandoseg’s mission is to create a safe space where Indigenous students can feel valued, heard, celebrated, and most importantly, come together — or ‘Mawandoseg’ in Anishinaabemowin. Reconciliation is an ongoing process, and every single individual has a role to play in it. If you are interested in joining Mawandoseg in this journey of reconciliation, you are more than welcome to reach out.
Join CUSA and Mawandoseg from September 22-29 as we celebrate Orange Shirt Day with programming and events to educate, inspire, and reflect. Check out our full events calendar for more information.